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  1. Gambit McCrae.... My apologies for piling on the...

    Gambit McCrae.... My apologies for piling on the "no smart phone" bandwagon. It wasn't my intent to strike a nerve and you're right, my personal habits aren't germane to the ethical question. In...
  2. Plus one for no smart phone. I have a thro and go...

    Plus one for no smart phone. I have a thro and go pre paid for emergencies on the road and a pay phone that takes dimes hooked to a land line in my kitchen. The pay phone was a flee market find and...
  3. If you're talking about sharing comments by other...

    If you're talking about sharing comments by other users, that's just word of mouth. If someone on the street asks me for the time and I look at my watch and then share that information, is it...
  4. SHE IS AWESOME!!! Living proof that being a...

    SHE IS AWESOME!!! Living proof that being a Survivor is a choice! Kudos and best wishes for Kirby and her family!
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    This is the best suggestion I've heard. Every...

    This is the best suggestion I've heard. Every time I buy a Sawyer product there is a new syringe. At present I have two squeeze and one mini and because I'm a gear junkie I'm sure to end up owning a...
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    Right! From the first taste of wine to the last...

    Right! From the first taste of wine to the last sip of lemoncello is three hours minimum with lots of culinary wonders in between! Takes some getting used to for an American. If forced to I could...
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    Shutterbug, it sounds like you got a taste of the...

    Shutterbug, it sounds like you got a taste of the local culture you wouldn't have gotten without the tour. Travel anywhere, but especially in Europe, doesn't get interesting until you get off the...
  8. The Colorado Trail is on my wish list. I'm...

    The Colorado Trail is on my wish list. I'm planning to thru hike the AT in 2020 but I already have my sights set on Colorado! I would also like to hike the Oregon section of the PCT at some point....
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    I've never seen the movie but I have read that...

    I've never seen the movie but I have read that bear grease was applied to exposed skin in sub freezing temperatures by fur trappers in the 18th and 19th century to prevent frostbite. When I was...
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    Looks like the Guide and all twenty-two pocket...

    Looks like the Guide and all twenty-two pocket profiles will be right at a hundred bucks. After reading a little more about the pocket profiles I think I'm going to get the big set. As rhjanes...
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    Very cool trip report and the photos are awesome!...

    Very cool trip report and the photos are awesome! It's still hot as blazes in Ole Miss and I'm longing for Fall weather but mostly just wanting to hit the trail! Come on 2020!
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    What about the pocket profile set? Is there any...

    What about the pocket profile set? Is there any extra value in having the information formatted that way on trail or is the pocket set too condensed to be of real use. The little laminated cards...
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    Thanks for the suggestions! I much prefer a hard...

    Thanks for the suggestions! I much prefer a hard copy and don't mind a few more ounces. I went ahead and ordered the 2019 so I can start familiarizing myself and to aid in trip planning. When the...
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    Thank You soumodeler. I'll wait on the updated...

    Thank You soumodeler. I'll wait on the updated version. I suspected the 2019 would be just fine but my OCD will kick in if I know there is a more recent edition available. I'm planning to start NOBO...
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    A.T. Guide???

    Does anyone know if the A.T. Guide will be revised for 2020? I know that not all reference materials are updated yearly and I'm wondering if I should go ahead and purchase the 2019 edition or wait...
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    Sewing kit, duct tape, super glue, two part five...

    Sewing kit, duct tape, super glue, two part five minute epoxy, innertube repair kit for leaky sleep pads.....basically a mobile gear repair tool kit. I carry most of what I need to make minor repairs...
  17. Thread: Base Layer?

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    Thanks for all the info! I'm going to look at...

    Thanks for all the info! I'm going to look at merino for sleep clothes and a synthetic top only for hiking. I wasn't familiar with Icebreaker brand but it looks like they are very reasonably priced.
  18. Thread: Base Layer?

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    Base Layer?

    I'm looking for thoughts, suggestions, based on experience for a good base layer. I'm going NOBO no later than March 1st 2020 and I have all my equipment except the base layer. My clothes are a mixed...
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    The ground clutter is a good indication of size...

    The ground clutter is a good indication of size but even without that it is obviously a house cat. Tail is too long for a Bobcat, too short for a Mountain Lion and the ears are wrong for either of...
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    Precisely;)

    Precisely;)
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    In the last hundred years there have been 26...

    In the last hundred years there have been 26 confirmed fatal attacks by cougars on humans. Ten of the victims were female, sixteen were male. Age ranges of the victims from five to fifty-six years....
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    Great, scared people with guns who cant tell the...

    Great, scared people with guns who cant tell the difference between a mountain lion and a deer/black bear/raccoon/skunk/squirrel/stray dog??? Fear can add a couple of hundred pounds to any animal in...
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    You're right, Jackfruit wouldn't make it outside...

    You're right, Jackfruit wouldn't make it outside a hot house in Co. The tree in the second photo appears to have some sort of fruit/pod? that made me think of Jackfruit but unless it's some kind of...
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    Contains no pumpkin. They use cinnamon, nutmeg...

    Contains no pumpkin. They use cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to create the "pumpkin" flavor. I wouldn't put real pumpkin pie on a real ham sandwich but who knows? If you like Spam it could be a way to...
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    It looks like a Jackfruit tree.

    It looks like a Jackfruit tree.
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